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Why healthy people should have health insurance




Accidents happen. Even if you are a healthy, young individual who rarely goes to the doctor, you can’t predict the unpredictable. You can however, make sure you are covered in the event of an accident or unexpected illness. Paying for coverage now is a small price to pay should you end up needing to see […]

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The freelancer’s guide to health insurance




by Brooke Jarchow Freelancing might seem like a dream: setting your own hours, choosing your own projects and working from home. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? However, a major advantage to working in a salaried position is having access to employer-sponsored benefits like health insurance. While freelancers may have more flexibility in […]

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Health insurance options for recent college grads




by Brooke Jarchow Recent graduates face many challenges as they enter the real world, including looking for their first jobs and moving out of their parents’ homes. So, while recent college graduates don’t need additional responsibilities, there’s one more thing all of them should focus on: getting health insurance. While having health insurance may not […]

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How to save money at the doctor’s office or in a hospital




by Brooke Jarchow If you’ve ever been hit with unexpected medical bills after visiting your doctor or a hospital, this article is for you. When seeing a doctor, you are likely being billed for each visit or procedure, which can add up quickly. However, it’s important to remember that you are the consumer and you […]

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Top unanswered questions regarding an Obamacare repeal




by Brooke Jarchow Uncertainty continues to linger over the Trump administration’s notion to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump, newly-confirmed health secretary Tom Price, and others are still divided when it comes to how to pay for a replacement plan, how much of Obamacare to repeal, and other important details. It’s clear that before moving forward […]

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The majority of physicians support the Affordable Care Act




by Brooke Jarchow With over 20 million people at risk to lose health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed by the Trump administration, we turn to primary care physicians to hear their views on the Affordable Care Act and the potential repeal of the law. The views of primary care physicians are […]

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Obamacare and mental health coverage share an uncertain future




by Brooke Jarchow Tomorrow, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. The President-elect made a list of promises for his first 100 days in office, including a promise to “immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare“. Despite revealing few details of a replacement plan so far, Trump has also […]

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5 things to know when shopping for a Medicare Supplement plan




by Lauren Mandel If you’re eligible for Medicare, you may want to consider a Medicare Supplement policy. These plans can help close any gaps in your current Medicare coverage by helping to pay for certain costs like copayments. At the end of 2015, almost 20 million Americans had a Medicare Supplement plan. Not sure if a […]

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Your basic introduction to Medicare Supplement plans




by Lauren Mandel According to a survey recently conducted by GoHealth, 72 percent of Medicare-eligible Americans want more information about Medigap to help them better shop for coverage. You talked; we listened. In this blog post, we’re sharing information that will hopefully help Americans better understand Medicare Supplement plans, often referred to as Medigap. To start, […]

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What it would mean to lose the pre-existing conditions provision of Obamacare




by Brooke Jarchow Under the Affordable Care Act, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health coverage or charged more for coverage. However, before January 1, 2014, those with pre-existing conditions (health-related problems that exist before applying for health insurance or enrolling in a new plan) could be denied coverage or charged higher premiums based […]

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